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To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Patxi's Chicago Pizza

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511 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA
Holy deep dish! There aren't many places that serve a decent deep dish pie in the Bay, but Patxi's certainly does. The crust is perfectly crispy and not too oily, and every pizza is stuffed pleasantly full of deliciousness. They have beer and wine and thin crust too.

Brandy Library Lounge

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25 North Moore Street
New York, NY
Let's be clear: you won't exactly be hitting the books at Tribeca's Brandy Library. Not just limited to brandy, a recent count boasts over 900 spirits for your drink-mixing pleasure and a sizable cocktail list if you want someone else to do all the work.

La Tortilla Restaurant

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4150 18th St.
San Francisco, CA
You're drunk in the Castro again. Why else would you be getting a burrito in the Castro when Mission burritos are only six blocks away? This taqueria is actually really good. Prices certainly aren't what they are in the Mission, but the salsas are tasty and fresh, the meats & veggies are well-seasoned, and wait times go by quickly with good people watching.

The Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza

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1 Chase Manhattan Plaza
New York, NY
Features Jean Dubuffet's sculpture "Group of Four Trees," as well as Isamu Noguchi's "Sunken Garden." Worth a gander. Just off Pine Street, between Nassau and William Streets. Try not to get nauseated being in such close proximity to those rapacious thieving bastards inside.

Angon On The Sixth

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1783.9 KM AWAY
320 E 6th Street
New York, NY
Angon is the ultimate "down-low" Indian culinary den. The owners have cultivated a remarkably intimate little venue. The dim, classy atmosphere is unique to the neighborhood, and the food is the closest anyone will get to authentic, rich, spicy Indian deliciousness. Exercise caution: when you order your food spicy, expect to belch flames.

Murphy's Pub and Restaurant

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977 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
A fun time is sure to be had at this classic Irish pub in Midtown Manhattan. If you're looking to make friends, or have a good time with the ones you're with, this spot is a great option. Friendly bartenders, good food, and fun music. Ample TVs make it a great sports-watching spot as well, if that's your deal.

Paxton Gate

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766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
If you see it in your nightmares, you can find it here. Paxton Gate is one of San Francisco's absolute treasures - a certified must-see for anyone in the Mission area. At first glance it appears to be a taxidermy shop, but it's a great deal more. The general inspiration is to provoke the interest and creativity in children and adults alike via the assortment of curiosities (and atrocities) within. You'll wander around in awe the entire time you're in the store. Don't take our word for it. Step inside and face your fears.

Kid Robot

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1512 Haight St
San Francisco, CA
This artist's play-land is quickly gaining popularity in the ranks of the 'adult children' out there. Loaded with custom, odd, or often hilarious toys that feel like they rose straight from the waters off the coast of Japan, Kid Robot is certain to entertain you, and very likely to shock you. Think "Domo" or "Scary Doll" and you have the right idea. With this kind of zaniness, it fits the theme of its Haight Street home quite well.

Dilli Haat

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Dilli Haat, Kidwai Nagar
New Delhi,
This famous crafts market hold stalls from every region in India. Once you purchase your entry ticket, you can lose yourself in the bright colors and scent of fresh and spicy food.

Pacific Bicycle

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345 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
A performance cyclist's wet dream. The boys here are all business, but they're super knowledgeable and eager to help. Pacific Bicycle has a few locations with tons of gear. Bike purchases come with amazing warranties and service plans, and you can find every tool you could ever desire. They have an ok selection of clothing to go with the gear, too, so browse around. The service is on the pricey side, but these guys love questions and will teach you anything you'd like to know.

Traverse Theatre

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10 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh,
Traverse is a modern theatre that puts on Award-winning productions from contemporary writers. An alliterative lunchtime offer - "a play, a pie, and a pint" - features plays by the UK's top writers and only costs £10! They also offer script development workshops, rehearsed readings, and public writing workshops. The cafe & bar has a relaxed feel, serving bison burgers, local beers, and malt whiskeys. Be a snob for a while, brush-up on your literature, and spend the afternoon.

Villa Ducale, Taormina (ME)

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Leonardo da Vinci, 60
Taormina, ME
This hotel is found in a genuine aristocratic villa, complete with a spectacular view: on one side the vast, calm crystal sea, and on the other side Mt. Etna rises up, surrounded by luscious vegetation. Blind hedonism isn't quite what you'll find here. Rather, Villa Ducale is perfect for a romantic and relaxing get-away. Immerse yourself in nature & rich history. Spice up a relationship, or get a new one started the right way in these magical, exclusive surroundings.

Charging Bull

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Bowling Green
NY, NY
Holy testicle-soup, Batman! Get your sorry ass over to this mediocre bronze sculpture, molded by the expert hands of artist Arturo Di Modica. It continually provides entertainment; it's practically street theater, guys, as tourists climb all over this sick sad beast. The best part, though, would be people's incessant need to fondle its swaying cojones.

Planeta Winery

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Contrada Dispensa Menfi
Menfi, AG
You will find Five 'boutique wineries', each inspired by the particular requirements of the vineyards; Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia, the Cantina Piccola and Cantina Grande at Menfi, Dorilli at Vittoria, Buonivini at Noto, and soon to be joined by the sixth, Sciara Nuova on Etna. Each one is constructed in harmony with its surroundings. Sip some wine, pretend like you have an expert palate, bring a bottle back with you. Cin Cin!

The Brighton Coalition

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1783.9 KM AWAY
171-181 Kings Road Arches
Brighton,
The Coalition has a 600-person capacity, two VIP arenas, a spectacular state-of-the-art sound system, funky canteen, 250-person beach terrace and a 24-hour license. The Coalition celebrates local scene bands as well as those from around the world; they specialize in live music, club nights, comedy, and other forms of entertainment Huzzah!

Trapani Tourist Board

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Via Francesco d'Assisi, 27
Trapani, TP
Pretty self-explanatory, folks. If you're the kind of traveler who likes to hit the streets and discover things on your own, then you already know the pitfalls. If you are completely unfamiliar with your surroundings & want a more structured visit - perhaps avoiding notorious parts of town or not missing out on cool places to check out - then you might want to take some time and drop in.

Sidney Walton Park

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Front Street and Jackson Street
san francisco, CA
This is a hidden oasis in downtown San Francisco that typically only locals know of. A tranquil fountain trickles as the 9-to-5ers munch sandwiches or recline lazily in the grass on sunny days. Get some To-Go vittles from Safeway next door, spread out on one of the grassy knolls, and daydream the lunch hour away.

Citizen Clothing

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1783.9 KM AWAY
536 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA
Queer fashion is a funny thing. Sometimes it's counter-intuitive to trust the latest vogue, which boasts sequined spanks and the like. Much to our relief, Citizen Clothing doesn't carry spanks - at least not sequined ones. Fred Perry, Lacoste, Mavi, Modern Amusement, and original items decorate the interior. The clothing is quite impressive, especially when one considers the size of the business. Many new looks - and a diverse clientele - find their clothing here. It's worth a look-see.

Caffe Trieste

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601 Vallejo St.
San Francisco, CA
Started in the 1950s by "Papa Gianni", Caffe Trieste is an historical North Beach landmark that's not to be missed. Behold the old-school Italian espresso and charm! Ask about upcoming events; the cafe often hosts music concerts, poetry readings, spoken word artists, and more.

Pinkyotto

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1783.9 KM AWAY
49 Prince Street
New York, NY
Reclaim the inner girly girl in you at this boutique filled with cute-n-quirky fashions and accessories. From fun party dresses to belts and bags, the store offers sexy, unique and edgy takes on the season's trendiest offerings, all designed by Pinkyotto. Great service too!

Cafe Brown

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1783.9 KM AWAY
61 Hester Street
New York, NY
A great little place to meet and to eat. Cafe Brown is well-known for their hearty brunch and baked egg dishes. You can also tap into the self-indulgent sense of sustainability - Cafe Brown is a consciousness establishment, using only locally grown, organic produce. The proof's in the astounding flavor.

Ritual Coffee Roasters

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1783.9 KM AWAY
1026 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
Nab an amazing cup of coffee, roasted in-house, and soak-in the musty vibe. There's great people-watching, good music, fun characters, and cute baristas. This is probably the hippest business in the Mission, so bring your patchouli.